Creating change

Something new is ready to emerge… all it takes is the willingness to expand beyond your comfort zone. Allow joy and enthusiasm to guide your decisions and you will certainly draw in the people, circumstances and opportunities that support this exciting new phase of growth. Our infinite Universe provides limitless opportunities to play and explore, and no matter how much we learn, we are always just getting started and something amazing waits to be discovered.

Seek joy. Since we have limitless possibilities available, why would you choose something boring, safe or repetitive? Sometimes I imagine us as beautiful, childlike souls struggling to make a choice in a candy store… glancing at all the options, remembering the first time we tried a particular treat – wanting that feeling again but also drawn to colorful new ideas, tastes and flavors. As a child, I would blend the two – with my limited resources I would get something that was known and also try something new. It seemed important to set myself up to be happy and take a chance at the same time. Perhaps that is also how we arrange our lives and lessons.

Take some time to celebrate your journey today. Dance as you cleanse your home. Play some music that uplifts your soul. Cook a meal with loving intention… You are alive, an exquisite spark of infinity looking to create a new experience… and no one does it quite like you.

Today my intention is to remember that the Universe totally supports my every thought, belief and desire.

 

The interconnectedness of life

It’s empowering to discover the impact that our energy has on the world around us… but with great power comes great responsibility. From time to time it’s easy to become lost in the world of form while handling the details of life, and we find ourselves responding to events rather than dictating the flow of them. Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness. Your lifeforce and energy are precious, limitless resources than can allow you to shift the world around you… and that is the point of this human experiment – discovering Oneness with all life.

Step back when you are stressed. Love yourself enough to nurture the mind, body and spirit. Be the change you wish to see. Allow the loving energy of the Divine to flow into every moment. If you cannot handle a situation with joy, enthusiasm or acceptance, it may be a good idea to take the time to shift your energy (or the energy of your home or work space) prior to continuing. This ensures that you are not sabotaging your own efforts with imbalanced energy – what you send out, returns.

You are stronger than you know. If you have forgotten or have yet to discover that, experiment a little bit. Consciously and purposely align yourself first thing today through gratitude, meditation, music or prayer, state the intention of what you desire to be or what energy you would like to project into the world and then pay attention to how the day unfolds.

Verbal Chakra Balance

  • Today I am willing to accept a miracle…
  • to see clearly
  • communicate effectively
  • love unconditionally
  • project the aura of peace
  • embrace my creativity and the joy of being
  • while I walk my talk and speak my truth

Today my intention is to be a loving reflection of the peace and presence in others. Let me be an authentic example of unconditional love and acceptance.

Seeing past the roles

All too often people get lost in judgment of one another and miss the opportunity to experience the moment with an open heart. Simply discovering the role someone is playing in this life leads to a set of assumptions and beliefs that alter how we interact with one another. We have a tendency to feel comfortable with those who have a similar outlook and forget that our differences are what teach us the most.

When you find yourself forming an opinion about someone based upon how they refer to themselves (political party, religion or lack thereof, career, etc), keep in mind that he or she is a human being like any other. All of us come from the same source of love and nothing shifts perception like new knowledge. When we interact without judgment or expectation, we emit a beautiful source of energy and vibration that creates a space in which transformation can occur. Ego needs another ego in order to create conflict. As spiritual seekers, we can consciously rise above the mechanisms of the mind which separate us and touch someone’s life in a loving and peaceful way.

All of us walk the journey of awakening, rising above our challenges, discovering our strengths and learning from experience… seek to know the Divine in one another with the knowledge that our diversity weaves a tapestry of exquisite design.

Today my intention is to honor each and every path as sacred.

3:33

For several mornings in a row now I’ve awakened at 3:33 – the joyful and liberating cosmic “Yes!” from the Universe. Messages come to us in all sorts of ways and part of the fun is learning to decipher them and see how they apply to our lives and experience. Since the number 3 represents flow and harmony, the trinity of energy (positive, negative, neutral), open communication, playfulness and so much more, it reminds me to open to life knowing that I am safe and guided each step of the way.

Part of the human experience is learning to working within the ebb and flow of energy. There are times when we feel vibrant, pulsating with ideas, enthusiasm, and passion and others where things slow (often preparing for that next surge) and even move into neutral for a much-needed time of rest. It’s important to understand that every aspect of this cycle is important and learn to flow with the energy instead of attempting to force life to flow with what the mind desires.

Seek to discover your own cycles of ebb and flow. Ride the waves of experience with joy and awareness and, when life presents a moment a peace, nurture yourself in preparation for the assistance that is most certainly coming your way. Today is a gift. You are a gift and together we can lift ourselves to new heights of insight, experience and awakening.

Today my intention is to celebrate life.

Some thoughts about Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the gentle awareness and acceptance of the present moment. But more than simply being aware, mindfulness offers us the opportunity to discover oneness with the Divine through our interaction with the physical world. Seeing the beauty in everything takes conscious effort but it doesn’t need to be difficult. Each and every one of us has the ability to retrain the mind.

You can create the life of your dreams. It begins with the decision to stop seeing life as an obstacle to happiness. Mindfulness is doing one thing at a time, fully observant and immersed within the action (or non-action) of your choice. Find the wonder and delight that awaits you within the Now and see it as the vehicle through which you come to know the Divine.

Today my intention is to move beyond limited human-mind thinking and align myself with the infinite Divine Mind where all things are possible.

(Thanks to Louise Hay for today’s intention!)

Teach peace

What can you do to teach peace today? We must be the change that we wish to see in the world and therefore we begin by recognizing that all life is a reflection of the relationship that one has with the Self. See if you can consciously drop all judgment and expectation – for an hour, an afternoon or all day. How challenging is it to remain in complete acceptance with whatever life offers?

The act of conscious observation can be very eye-opening. Many live with an unceasing voice in the mind which creates a sense of discomfort – not enjoying the present moment for a multitude of reasons. When you notice the voice of ego, step back and look at it from the highest perception that you can. Caught in the spotlight of consciousness, it begins to lose its hold.

Take time periodically to breathe deeply and experience the moment as it is. Step into the harmony of your innermost being and choose to say “Yes” to life. When you are able to connect with the stillness of the heart, a playfulness and intelligence emerges that transforms everything. Let yourself be softer and more receptive now. Joy is waiting to be discovered.

Today my intention is to remember that there is much more to life than meets the eye. Every moment provides an opportunity to teach and to learn… and to share the gift of love.

Opportunities to cultivate new knowledge

In order to cultivate a particular attribute or skill, we must integrate the new knowledge by putting it into practice in our daily lives. No matter where you are on the journey of awakening, the Universe will lovingly supply myriad opportunities which allow you to grow. Whether looking to become more patient, forgiving, compassionate, courageous or accepting, awareness reminds you to seek the lessons and consciously utilize them to help you grow.

If you want to become more loving, you may draw in people who are difficult to love. It is the experience of witnessing the transformation of energy that emits from the core of your being that fully anchors the lesson. Those who seek to create abundance may initially create challenges around money that bring clarity to their limiting beliefs and actions. As our thoughts transform, our physical experience will reflect the new beliefs and life will begin to flow differently.

When working within the challenging areas of worthiness and self-love, you may face critical people and judgmental attitudes that teach you the art of living in your truth without attachment or needing validation from an outside source. And lastly, there will always an opportunity to share your insights and knowledge. Articulating the story, search, experience and new perceptions will finish the process of integration… and then we move on to the next level.

Today my intention is to remember that there is always something new to learn.

The fusion of opposites

Integration is the fusion of opposites. What we once perceived as the duality of life – dark and light, good and bad, feminine or masculine – now becomes a dance of Oneness. Night does not oppose day, rather they form a united whole that blends endlessly with one another. We are the union of unique facets we discover as we walk the Path of Transformation. The seeds for all expressions of life live within us and we are the embodiment of the integration.

This new blend of expression allows for a new life, perception and a mystical union with the Divine. An experience is something that we journal about or a memory that we keep safely tucked within the mind. Experiencing is living with a sense of wonder and gratitude, discovering the connectedness with all that surrounds us while we reach out in reverence to greet each moment.

Give life the opportunity to surprise you, to respond to you and to lead you in new directions of expression. The voice of the Divine is everywhere calling you home to the peace of your heart. Release yourself from all expectation and recognize that you have your own dreams to fulfill and discoveries to make. When we release that which no longer serves our growth, all that remains is the truth.

Today my intention is to be gentle and kind with myself as I grow and change.

The message of Owl

Last night I was visited by Owl, keeper of wisdom and mysteries. The calls of two coming together in communication filled the air and it was wonderful to hear them hooting in the dark. Since the number two represents a unity that comes from a meeting of the minds, this tells me that new knowledge is available if I remain open and receptive.

The dance of wisdom inspires us to search in unusual places for insight and answers. Owl is a wonderful reminder to make friends with the night… that in the darkness we can see much differently that we normally do.

Often our judgment causes us to align with a particular way of being or thinking. It blocks our ability to learn, connect or receive. Remember to see past the mechanisms of the mind to the truth which lies within every situation. Beyond dark and light lies the infinite love of the Divine. As spiritual seekers, we benefit greatly from being open to whatever life offers residing in the knowledge that there is always something new to learn.

Today my intention is to listen.

Frequency Holders

Some people are here to play the role of Frequency Holder. Their purpose is to facilitate the growth of others by providing a calm sense of security and safety for those around them. These beautiful beings quietly walk among us creating safe space, and should you find yourself in that position, realize the value your mere presence brings.

Since each situation affects beings of all vibrational levels – from fear to bliss, and everything in between – the Frequency Holder provides a compassionate response by being willing to listen without judgment. Instinctively, they do not get drawn into drama or negativity but simply remain a source of love during challenging times. Strangers feel safe in sharing their life story and the uninitiated inadvertently cling to them because of their calm energy.

If this is your role (whether temporarily or throughout your entire lifetime), remember to lovingly define your boundaries. Take care of your balance – mind, soul and body – and replenish your energy often. Know that your presence, your outlook and your guidance play a significant part in the ongoing evolution of the planet.

Today my intention is to celebrate life and radiate warmth and love.